7 Strange Plastic Surgery Procedures on MSNBC.com

There is an interesting slide show on MSNBC.com listing 7 Strange Plastic Surgery Procedures. Here they are, and whether or not I perform them:

1. Cankle Lipo – I do this surgery occasionally, but there is a high risk of fluid collections and other complications.
2. Earlobe Lift – This is a surgery I perform often, and recently discussed the “Pac Man Earlobe Lift” on the Fox News Channel.
3. Fillers in Your Feet – Mostly done by podiatrists.
4. Golf Ball Chin – As popularized by Chef Gordon Ramsay. I almost never inject Botox here, since people almost never ask for it.
5. Radish Calf – Huh? What the heck is this?
6. Knee Lipo – I do this all the time, mainly to the inner knee fat.
7. Necklace Lines – This is a silly name given to neck wrinkles. They are very difficult to get rid of, like the wrinkles in the palm of your hand. A good facelift may marginally improve them, but they are there to stay.

Here are two more strange, but true, surgeries they left out: Dimple Creation and Second Toe Shortening.

For the MSNBC article, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

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  1. Hello! I actually saw this article before. And yeah, some of them got the "wtf???" reaction from me, like fillers in the feet.

    Comment by *~Roxy~* on November 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  2. I googled radish calf and found that it is a procedure done in Japan. They cut the nerve behind the knee so that the muscles in the calves wither. Scary!!


    Comment by Anonymous on November 29, 2009 at 12:57 am

  3. I agree with your assessment of all seven. However, at least monthly, I do reduce "golf ball chins" with Botox/Dysport; for $100, it is a surprisingly effective trick.

    Comment by Michael C. Pickart, M.D., F.A.C.S. on November 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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